Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update", before "Sarah Palin", Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.
She has seen both of those dreams come true.
At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon - from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.
Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.
Includes special, never-before-solicited opinions on breastfeeding, princesses, Photoshop, the electoral process, and Italian rum cake!
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"I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales." (Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey)
"Do not print this glowing recommendation of Tina Fey's book until I've been dead a hundred years." (Mark Twain)
"Hilarious and insightful. Laugh-out-loud funny - oh no, a full moon. No! Arrgh! Get away from me! Save yourself!" (A Guy Turning into a Werewolf)
Insightfull, feminist, funny
The honesty that Tina told her story
When she talked about her father
This was my first audio book and I loved it. Tina Fey has set the bar for all books to come, I hope they're as well narrated, performed and written.
Tina gives an insightful glipse into her upbringing and left in NY. I love her more than I did before.
I would recommend it to everyone. Even if you are conservative (my hustband), you will find a reason to laugh out loud as Tina shares a life that we all can applaud! We listened to it together over Christmas and wanted to be in the car so we could laugh together! We even sat outside IHOP to finish a segment before breakfast!
I loved when she discussed how her mom dealt with menstration! Yikes--I'm 15 years older that Tina and my mom did the same thing! Then when she wanted to use the "belts" on SNL, my husband remembered skit and still didn't get it!
The hike with the un-boyfriend. Oh, have we all done that!
30 Rock's Bossy Mom
I can't say enough that this book reaches all ages and socio-economic groups. My daughter (in her 30s) has been quoting parts and suggested it to me. I've suggested it to others--I may even buy a hardcopy!
I think this book is a great read for a TV writer types and/or for females who are looking for a superhero to look up to.
Tina shopping at the mall on a "nondate" with a guy who tells her that she could be pretty if she lost some weight.
I wish that Tina would have revealed more real emotions about her journey. She skipped so many pivotal moments or breezed right by quickly.
Be a bossypants.
I have listened to it 5 times and will listen to it again.
Great stories with insight, humor and compassion. It was a revelation for me as Tina Fey reveals herself to be an awkward teen, her Daddy's daughter, a trailblazing comedienne, an overworked boss and a mom! Such fun to hear.
Tina brings her unique quirkiness and sarcasm to the telling. Makes you feel like she is sharing her life story over a few Cosmos with her girlfriends.
Laughed so many times, her self-deprecating comic timing is genius! Her describing her honeymoon trip had me laughing with tears in my eyes! Hilarious!
Love this book - found new appreciation and respect for Tina Fey. She has such an amazing combination of humility and confidence - comedy and pathos. Wonderful Listen!
I probably won't listen to it again but I liked it.
Tina Fey's dad meeting Lorne Michaels.
I haven't listened to her on an audio book before. It made me more interested in her other work.
No, it wasn't a cliffhander just entertaining.
I made me laugh out loud many times.
It was pretty good. If your someone like me who really only knows her from her Sara Palin impersonation it is interesting to hear how she progressed through her career.
This is my first memoir from Audible so I really have nothing to compare.
Because this is Tina telling her own story, there are changes in her voice as she reads that reflect her emotions. This adds an additional depth to the story.
Because you never know.
What I loved best is that the author was on the audio. Hearing her own stories in her own voice was what really brought this book alive for me.
The main one!
Umm.. herself haha
The chapter on breastfeeding touched me. Hit home and was very relate-able.
I am recommending this book to all my girlfriends, my grandmother..whoever will listen to me. I am sad now that the book is over and wish for her to write more. About anything. She could talk about soap drying in a dish and I would listen to it. Rock on Tina.
This was a fun listen. Tina Fey is funny and it was interesting learning a little about the behind the scenes of SNL and 30 Rock, among other things.
Absolutely everything. This is my go-to audio book when I am waiting for my new monthly credit. I have listened to it at least 10 times and it never gets old. I was just listening to it again yesterday and found my self laughing out loud repeatedly. Since getting an audible subscription, I have listened to multiple comedy books and nothing comes close to this.
Tina Fey discusses her childhood and rise to success in a very honest and very humble way. I feel like in a lot of comedy books or autobiography-type books, the authors tend to view any rough patches in their life as very difficult things that they had to strive to overcome. Tina discusses these times like an adult should - she is able to look back and see that things that seemed very difficult or important earlier in her life are now comical in their significance. Her ability to really laugh at herself I think is why I like her so much.
Um, everything. I think everyone should listen to the audio version vs reading the book b/c you get to hear it read in Tina's voice. She does impressions of all of the people she discusses in the book (Lorne Michaels, Sylvester Stallone, Sarah Palin, etc) and the book even includes the full audio clip from the famous SNL opening skit where Tina as Sarah Palin was first introduced.
The funniest parts to me are when she talks about her dad, Don Fey, how "All Women Must be Everything", and her time at SNL. But really every part of this book is funny.
I have loved watching Tina Fey for years. Getting this insight to her professional career was great. She delivered really serious issues she had to face as a professional and as a mother, and she did it with her great appeal characterized by her comedy. I would highly recommend this book. She is hilarious.
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